Today was Kansas Day! :o) We have been learning about our Kansas flag, our state name, our capital, and our state bird, reptile, amphibian, insect, tree, flower, and mammal.
Ask the kids to tell you about how we remember the name of our capital, Topeka. "And.......the Indian said, 'My toe-peek-a outa my shoe!'"
We have also learned many other interesting facts about Kansas. Today we decorated the Principal's office with the "unofficial" Kansas bird - the Jayhawk. For you K-State fans (like our principal), I did explain to the kids that it was an "unofficial Kansas symbol." The term "jayhawk" was first used before the Civil War.
I do have his daughter in my class, so we thought it would be a funny joke to play on her daddy. With the help from the office staff, the whole wall ended up being decorated!